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« on: May 04, 2006 12:57:01 AM »

Yeah, I know, not your standard question.  Cheesy

I live in outer darkness, aka Sri Lanka, where nifty innovations that y'all in the west have and take for granted don't exist here.  For example, fusible interfacing.  It's only available in a medium-light weight and a very heavy weight.  That's it, just the two weights, and they don't serve all purposes.  Yes, yes, yes, I know, I can use other fabric as interfacing and sew it in, and I end up doing that, but I like the fusible part as well.

Fabric glue, which would be so nice in these circumstances, also doesn't exist here. 

Does anyone have a recipe for DIY fabric glue?

I promise to be your friend forever if you can help.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2006 07:10:23 AM »

somehow I don't think the boiled flour and water library paste trick would work....

You need this permanent? or just a temporary stick?

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2006 07:32:30 AM »

I can see circumstances in which both would be useful.  Smiley  How's that for ambiguous and wishy washy?  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2006 07:35:47 AM »

for non permanant, rostitchery once suggested using washable glue stick to glue non-fusible interfacing to the fabric you're using for the garment...

other than that, i'm not sure.
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2006 08:17:58 AM »

Oh, did I forget to mention I live in a third world country with none of that fancy shmancy stuff y'all are used to?   Wink  Washable glue sticks don't exist here, although that would be a great idea. 

I may have located a recipe or two, but with no indications of whether they'll work or rather how they'll work on fabric, so I'll have to try them out and see what happens.  *crosses fingers*  But that's for tomorrow.  Now it's time for bed.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2006 08:19:50 AM »

but i live in the land of milk and glue sticks.  Smiley  sri lanka doesn't strike me as a glue stick kind of place.

try using liquid starch, that's what i use to put stuff on my walls like fabric or posters.  it will certainly stick long enough to get the job done--the fabric wallpaper stayed on my walls for the whole time i lived in london, almost 6 years.
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